Frankston Indigenous Nursery

Join in the celebrations at our Open Day!

Come and join us at the Frankston Indigenous Nursery Open Day for a morning of festivity on Saturday 7 May from 9am–1pm, 32R McMannis Way, Seaford.

This year’s theme is ‘The importance of urban forests’ and we are pleased to be hosting special guest Dr Greg Moore of Melbourne University, speaking on ‘Liveable and Sustainable Cities Need Trees’. There will be interactive displays from local wildlife gurus, Living with Wildlife, AWARE Wildlife Rescue, Frankston's Natural Reserve Friends groups and Gardens for Wildlife Victoria volunteers. The Lions Club of Frankston will be cooking up a free BBQ, there will be plant sales and giveaways as always, a nursery tour and propagation workshop and plenty of activities for the kids.

To help keep this a COVID safe event, please register your details if you are intending to come along.

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About Frankston Indigenous Nursery

Frankston Indigenous Nursery is a community nursery, specialising in producing quality indigenous plants from all around the municipality.

All seeds and cuttings are collected locally by staff and all plants are propagated on the premises. We have permanent staff as well as a team of community volunteers.

Frankston Indigenous Nursery can cater for the following: 

  • Contract growing for government agencies and private contractors, large and small
  • Community Friends Groups plant orders
  • Council plantings: natural reserves, parks, planting beds, street trees and landscaping projects found within the municipality
  • The best range of local, drought tolerant plants at affordable prices, from tube-stock and six inch pots through to 30cm young trees.
  • For enquiries please call the nursery on 9768 1513 or email fin@frankston.vic.gov.au.

Opening hours

Public sales for the Indigenous nursery reopening dates 2022:

  • Saturday 2nd of April from 9AM to 1PM, then every first Saturday of the month with same times until October/November.
  • Wednesday the 6th of April from 9AM to 3PM, then every Wednesday following with the same times until October/November.

What is an indigenous plant?

An indigenous plant is a plant that is naturally occurring in a local area. Many people think that a "Native Plant" is the same as an "Indigenous Plant". An "Australian Native Plant" refers to any plant found within this country, whether it be from the desert, a tropical rainforest or an alpine region. An "Indigenous Plant" takes this a step further. It refers to a native plant that naturally occurs in your IMMEDIATE local area. This could mean only a few kilometres from your home, rather than hundreds or thousands of kilometres from its natural range. The natural environment of the Frankston area ranges from coastal dunes to woodlands and waterways. Each of these areas is home to a different suite of indigenous plants suited to local conditions. For best results in your garden, we suggest that you choose plants that are best suited to your part of Frankston.

Why plant indigenous plants?

Planting Indigenous plants in your garden or as a landscaping project has many benefits and makes sound horticultural sense:

  • Indigenous plants are already adapted to local conditions
    This is a result of thousands of years of evolution. Factors such as soil types, climate, water availability and pests and diseases can affect plant growth and health. Indigenous plants will easily cope with these different situations as they are already used to surviving under these local conditions The big benefit is that the survival rates and long term health of your plants are greatly increased. In turn, maintenance of your garden is considerably reduced due to less watering and work required
  • Indigenous plants offer variety
    Indigenous plants have a wide variety of interesting and vibrant flower types, foliage, textures and colours. For most landscaping situations you will find a suitable indigenous plant. Whether it is for a wet boggy area, a hedge, a lawn, or creepers, shrubs and trees.
  • Planting Indigenous plants attract native wildlife
    Planting Indigenous plants will attract native fauna including insects, birds, reptiles and mammals. Your garden could become an important part of the food chain or provide shelter to animals.
  • Indigenous plants help the environment
    Growing Indigenous plants actually helps the environment by producing pollen and seed which can keep the increasingly more threatened local species gene pool alive. Also, replacing exotic plants in favour of Indigenous plants reduces the exotic plant seed bank and the escape of weed species into nearby natural bushland areas.

Contact us

7 McMannis Way (Off McCulloch Avenue)
Seaford 3198
(next to SES)
Melway Ref: 99 E8
P. 03 9768 1513
M. 0417 142 514
E. fin@frankston.vic.gov.au